2011 Georges Duboeuf "BEST WINE BOOK OF THE YEAR"
Winner, May 2011
"The perfect book for someone who’s just caught the bug, or would like to...breezy, literate prose...Oldman knows his stuff"
Jay McInernery, The Wall Street Journal
“Best Book of the Year"
Apple iTunes, 1 of 6 books featured in “Cookbooks, Food, & Wine" (along with Bourdain and Bittman)
“…Oldman nails it again…unique and valuable...warm, down-to-earth and accessible…it lives up to its promise”
Good Grape: A Wine Blog Manifesto
"A great gift for beginners and especially for anyone in a malbec or chardonnay rut, thanks to Oldman's clear writing, understanding of context, and great palate."
“Amazing, hilarious, fascinating…a must for anyone who likes wine”
"Will vastly increase your hedonistic happiness...Mark should be your best friend in wine"
Natalie MacLean, renowned wine personality
“You will cherish this book...Mark has a clear head, cool eye, and experienced palate"
"I want to highly recommend [the book]...Oldman is one hell of a good writer"
Steve Heimoff, acclaimed wine writer
"A welcome discussion of many little-known wines that have a great deal of pleasure to offer"
New York Times
"One of my favorite wine books of the year...I recommend it for anyone looking to shake up their wine-buying routine"
"Another stellar achievement…Mark is one of the most dynamic – and one of the best – wine educators in the world”
“A must-peruse for wine lovers of any level…entertaining enough to qualify as bedtime reading”
Palm Beach Post
”Already dog-eared, it [is changing my view of wine] the way the ‘Great Beer Guide’ changed my appreciation of the noble grain”
“For those looking to expand their vinous palates, Mark leads the way”
“Charismatic and cool…full of snappy insights”
"A raconteur du vin [whose] mission [is] to make wine more fun and accessible."
" If you are stuck in a wine rut, reach for this - it's just plain fun. Packed with suggestions ...easy to explore...unpretentious and informative...a great gift."
“Any level of wine drinker will come away with useful new information”
"A key book and lively survey"
Midwest Book Review
“He’s so vine…an oenophile wizard…whose book is lively and non-snobby”
“Carefully curated…witty and accessible, for enthusiasts of all levels"
Fine Cooking (“Books that Cook”)
Interview with NBC's Chuck Scarborough (watch video)
NBC News with Chuck Scarborough
Wes Marshall, Austin Chronicle
"The most useful and irreverent wine book ever conceived...[it will] utterly consume you with lust for fine wine"
“Engaging, humorous…readers will enjoy discovering new wine options”
“A full glass of rich, new wine discoveries...a real good buzz on unfamiliar gems"
"entertaining and informative...Mark is a highly verbal wine guru, an intellectual who is plugged into pop culture"
The Suffolk Times and News Review
A late winter update from Mark. Continue reading